Re: Desktop Search Hackfest

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Debajyoti Bera <dbera web gmail com> wrote:
> Hey Max,
>> I am thinking about joining in order to help hacking on the beagle side
>> of things. So far it looks like Kevin is the only one joining for
> Kevin and Lukas have signed up till now. Unfortunately most of the other
> people who are involved with the project wont be able to make it. I didnt
> email the list since there were not a lot of people who were participating
> lately; so I wasnt sure if people are at all interested.
Yeah, I've been meaning to apologize for this, I recently started a
company, and its been a huge timesuck. We do datamining though, and
have used beagle components, some patches which could probably be
cleaned up and shared. its just a lack of time ATM.
>> beagle. Are there any thoughts on the concrete coding tasks proposed on
>> the wiki - what should we focus on etc?
> I missed Kevin on the IRC today, but I think it would be wise to take
> advantage of the fact that other desktop search devs would be there (looks
> like full team for Strigi/Nepomuk and Tracker). I have a few stray thoughts
> in mind, not much.
> * Someone was proposing a sort of test-suite with lots of sample files and a
> database of what works and to what extent. There is already a bunch of files
> in svn/trunk/beagle/testing/files but we never managed to create a proper
> test suite. If you all can decide a common test suite then that will help all
> the projects. It will also help the developers in improving their
> filters/analyzers.
Certainly, this is already a pretty high-up goal for the hackfest
> * A gnome-do plugin would be good and a krunner plugin would be good. You dont
> really need to be at the hackfest to do these though :-)
Yeah, the more likely route would be to write an xesam plugin then use
that to help troubleshoot/test our beagle xesam support.
> * I know Arun (beagle-xesam author) is a bit busy these days, so any kind of
> help in beagle-xesam would be nice. Since Mikkel and other xesam people would
> be there, this is a good chance to figure out what needs to be changed in
> beagle or where beagle wont conform to the spec.
> I havent put much thought into the meeting; also I will be gone for a month
> starting Wednesday so pretty much that is all I can help you with.
> Keep up posted on what happens,
> - dBera
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